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New Lakers PG Rajon Rondo Gave His Thoughts On Beating The Warriors

Kobe Bryant wearing a suit while standing at center court of the Staples center.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant walk out to center court during his jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LeBron James isn't the only player the Lakers brought in via free agency. Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo will be joining him as well.

Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are some of the role players that will be joining James. It is an interesting mix of players, and it goes against the typical makeup of role players that James usually plays with.

There's a lack of outside shooting in that contingent, but Rondo doesn't think that will be a death sentence against the Golden State Warriors.

In a new feature with Sports Illustrated, Rondo was asked his thoughts on beating Golden State. His response bucks the conventional wisdom about the Lakers' roster construction.

"We might have a roster where there are five ballhandlers on the court at one time," Rondo says. "Obviously a lot of teams are shooting the three ball, but I think it's kind of crazy to think you're going to outshoot Golden State. There are other ways you have to try to beat those guys. We're going to try to crack that code."

Unless LA finds a way to add Kawhi Leonard, they really don't have a shot to challenge Golden State for Western Conference supremacy. Even if they do, they are probably a year away from true contention, and that's if Leonard chooses to sign with the Lakers long-term next summer.

But, at the very least, the way they are building their roster will be interesting to follow this season. Either their strategy will prove people wrong and be effective, or it will blow up in their face.

Time will tell.